Flanked by Toronto Maple Leafs alumni and the famous 1967 Stanley Cup truck, The Remington Group partnered with the Trillium Gift of Life Network to sign up hundreds of potential organ donors Saturday afternoon at Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival in Midland, Ont.
Fans flocked to meet and get autographs from Maple Leafs alumni Mike ‘Shakey’ Walton and Gary Leeman and to learn about the importance of organ and tissue donation at the Remington booth.
Organ donation awareness has increased in 2019, following the news about Humbolt Broncos player Logan Boulet, whose tragic death helped six people across Canada through the donation of his heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and corneas. April 7 is being recognized as Green Shirt Day in Canada in honour of Boulet’s gifts.
But there are still over 1,500 people in Canada still waiting for life-saving organ transplants. A single donor can save up to 8 lives, and enhance the lives of up to 75 more through the gift of tissue.
Remington is honoured to be involved in raising awareness and partnering with an organization like Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario’s government agency responsible for organ and tissue donation and transplant.
Aside from meeting former Leaf greats, visitors to the Remington booth were given the opportunity to register for organ donation and receive a free “Be a Donor” T-shirt. They could also peruse Rick Parliament’s stunning 1967 Ford F-100 pickup truck, a fully-restored four-wheeled tribute to the 1967 Stanley Cup winning team covered with images from the ’67 team.
Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival is hailed as Canada’s original and largest butter tart festival, with an estimated 65,000 visitors and 200,000 butter tarts sold.
For more information about becoming an organ and tissue donor or to check your donor status, please visit The Remington Group’s campaign page at ilovedonors.ca.
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The Remington Group is proud to be a member of the City Builders Gallery, a unique art and exhibit space within the historic drying kilns at Evergreen Brick Works.
Evergreen Brick Works, located on the Bayview Extension in the Don River Valley, is a sprawling campus of heritage buildings that have been transformed into an award-winning public space showcasing green design and sustainable projects intended to enable flourishing cities of the future.
The City Builders Gallery is an art and exhibit space nestled inside one of the historic drying kilns formerly used for drying the bricks that built thousands of the buildings in the Greater Toronto Area.
“The City Builders Gallery will explore the past, present and future of cities,” said Chris Bratty, President of Land Developments and Investments for The Remington Group. “As developers, we can play a key role in this evolution so we felt it was important to support this initiative.”
The space is intended to serve as an example of what can be accomplished when city leaders come together to build a strong and prosperous city.
“The Kiln Building Redevelopment is not your typical retrofit,” said Geoff Cape, Evergreen CEO, on the Evergreen website. “Working closely with our construction and design partners, the project is leading the way in creating inclusive, low carbon flourishing cities of the future.
“We are grateful for the generous and ongoing support of our partners in further establishing Evergreen Brick Works as the destination for urban innovation in Canada.”
Remington understands the value of these partnerships in building communities and is proud to support green initiatives, which offer residents, employees and customers healthier, more inspiring places to live, work and shop. Remington is a long-standing member of the Canada Green Building Council and as of 2011, all new Remington Homes are ENERGY STAR® certified and designed to exceed industry standards in occupant comfort, building performance and longevity.
“Staying at the forefront of green building initiatives involves working closely with municipalities, service providers, consultants, and environmental groups to ensure that we are implementing the most cutting edge and resilient technologies available,” said Bratty.
Being a member of the City Builders Gallery reflects The Remington Group’s commitment to green design and sustainable building projects that will shape Ontario’s future.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS: https://www.evergreen.ca/
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE REMINGTON GROUP: https://www.remingtongroupinc.com